Idea Factory International details even more Mary Skelter 2 Gameplay Features


The Nintendo Switch release of Mary Skelter 2, which also includes an enhanced version of Mary Skelter: Nightmares, will soon be upon us, and to prepare potential players to this dungeon-crawler themed JPRG publisher Idea Factory International have detailed some new aspects of the game.

These updated details relate to the games “Jail” aspects of the game, of which offer dungeon expeditions with no item or save usage, as well as the corruption aspect which sees characters covered in substance that could cause problems if not dealt with straight away. Details of these functionalities, and more, can be found on the official website as well as listed below:

Dungeons and Jails: Each Jail environment in Mary Skelter 2 is filled with dungeon gimmicks that can slow you down or hurt your party members. Try to avoid these gimmicks especially when escaping a Nightmare! Pay close attention to switches and triggers that will open up hidden passages that lead to hidden treasures.

Each Blood Maiden has a unique skill known as a “Blood Ability” that can help solve dungeon puzzles. Cinderella’s “Twelve Dash” skill allows your party to move quickly for 12 seconds, but can stun you if you run into a wall. Twelve Dash can help your party traverse quickly through gimmick-heavy dungeon areas and also assist you in running away from a Nightmare. Snow White’s “Poison Bomb” ability allows her to set a timed bomb on the ground that can destroy cracked walls and even damage Nightmares. Just don’t get too close because it can damage you too! Experiment with different Blood Maidens and party formations, so you can use all of their Blood Abilities to explore the dungeons!

Jail Trial: The “Jail Trial” is a new system for Mary Skelter: Nightmares and Mary Skelter 2 where players can place special conditions on their dungeon expeditions for additional challenges. Adding these challenges, such as “no saves” or “no item use” increases the risk of failure, but successfully completing Jail Trials can be rewarding. The more difficult the Jail Trial, the better the rewards!

Jail Control: First introduced in Mary Skelter: Nightmares, Jail Control in Mary Skelter 2 has been revamped where players can alter the Jail Bonus Roulette with their own Jail Pieces. Instead of activating a random Jail Roulette buff like in the original release of Mary Skelter: Nightmares, players can obtain Jail Pieces found in dungeons or through Blood Flowers and customize their Jail Roulette to fit their party’s needs.

The Jail Bonus Roulette is a roulette system that activates during battle when fulfilling a Jail’s 3 desires (Hunger, Sleep, and Libido). These are indicated by the meters on the top right corner of the screen during dungeon areas.

  • Hunger – This desire is fulfilled through blood splatters from battle or throwing Marchen blood on the dungeon walls.
  • Libido – This desire is fulfilled through exploring the dungeon and finding “emotion points”. “Emotion points” are heart-shaped icons and are scattered throughout the dungeons.
  • Sleep – This desire is fulfilled by the amount of steps and puzzles you solve within the dungeon.

The Jail Roulette can provide additional buffs to the party and damage or debuff enemies. Some examples of buffs include Jail Pieces such as “Damaging Piece” that deals damage to all enemies or the “HP Heal Piece” that heals HP for 2 allies. Strategize Jail Pieces to increase your attack power or even fill the Jail Roulette with HP Heal Pieces for a 100% chance to heal your party members!

Purging Corruption: The harshness of battle will slowly corrupt the minds of the Blood Maidens. Corruption can lead the Blood Maidens to enter Blood Skelter mode and they will attack anything and everything around them, even their allies!

You can purge the Corruption by visiting the Rescue Center in the Liberated District, where you will remove the Corruption by touching where it is on the Blood Maiden’s body. If the purge is successful, the Corruption will be lifted and the Blood Maiden will gain stat boosts!

Mary Skelter 2, which also includes Mary Skelter: Nightmares, will be available for the Nintendo Switch on the 23rd October 2019 digitally from the Nintendo eShop. A Physical edition will also be made available by Limited Run Games later in the year.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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